Margery Yeager is the Director of Policy at Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit network of state and district education Chiefs dedicated to preparing all students for today’s world and tomorrow’s. Prior to this role, Margie was the Chief of Staff to the DC Deputy Mayor for Education. In this role, she supported education policy from birth to career including early childhood centers, DC Public Schools (DCPS) and charter schools, and higher education. Margie was previously a Senior Policy Advisor at EducationCounsel, an affiliate of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. In this capacity, she provided assistance to clients at state education agencies and other entities to inform, guide, and facilitate the process of policy change around Race to the Top priority areas. Prior to this, she was Special Assistant to the Chancellor at DCPS where she managed student recruitment and enrollment, intra-district school choice, and school closures. Margie also completed a Presidential Management Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Education where she oversaw evaluations of various programs under No Child Left Behind, including alternative teacher certification, state and local flexibility provisions, and out-of-school-time programs. Margie began her career as a second grade teacher in Washington, DC, with Teach For America. She received a Bachelor’s from Tufts University summa cum laude and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School with thesis honors.